Schrödinger Taps Google Cloud’s High-Performance Compute (HPC) Solution to Bolster Its Drug Discovery Efforts
Three-year deal will enable broader chemical exploration and accelerate advanced molecular modeling across internal and collaborative programs
The strategic partnership gives Schrödinger’s drug discovery team access to the capacity equivalent of the world’s most powerful supercomputers by harnessing thousands of Google Cloud GPUs, which are designed to accelerate complex processes such as large-scale physics-based methods and machine learning through parallel computing. This expanded capacity is designed to further enable Schrödinger and its drug discovery collaborators to rapidly predict critical properties of billions of molecules per week.
“We’re excited to harness Google Cloud’s highly scalable system to run extensive free energy calculations to assess binding affinities through our compute-intensive FEP+ application. This partnership also enables us to further leverage BigQuery to analyze important molecular properties nearly instantaneously,” said
“Our collaboration with Schrödinger has the potential to improve drug discovery for research and life science organizations by helping the industry move more quickly to identify molecules that can be developed into important therapeutics,” said
Schrödinger’s industry-leading computational platform to accelerate drug discovery and materials design is deployed by leading biopharmaceutical and industrial companies, academic institutions and government laboratories worldwide. In addition to this global business, Schrödinger is also applying its computational platform to a robust pipeline of drug discovery programs in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and has co-founded leading biotech companies. In addition, Schrödinger is using its platform to advance a pipeline of internal, wholly-owned drug discovery programs. Schrödinger’s significant and ongoing investment in basic research continues to drive advances in its computational platform. Founded in 1990, Schrödinger has over 400 employees in its
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